Homemade Sunscreen Recipe with Coconut Oil
It’s summertime again and you know what that means ⏤ lots of fun in the sun! Sunspots, wrinkles, and cancer are not fun though, so you should slather on the sunscreen to protect your skin while outdoors. Yes, I know. Wearing sunscreen can be a dread. A third of Americans don’t wear sunscreen because it irritates their eyes and skin.
If you’re concerned with the irritating chemicals in conventional sunscreens, why not make your own sun protection? Wildly Organic’s homemade sunscreen recipe provides adequate UV protection and won’t irritate sensitive skin. Are you thinking why bother making DIY sunscreen? Or perhaps you’re questioning the efficacy of natural sunscreen recipes.
In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of homemade sunblocks and teach you how to make an all-natural sunscreen with only four ingredients:
Why Make Homemade Sunscreen?
Conventional sunscreens don’t just irritate skin and eyes but some could harm your health instead of protecting it. An FDA study has found that chemical UV filters in store-bought sunscreens absorb into the bloodstream and pose a risk to your health. Chemical sun filters can harm your unborn child, disrupt the hormone system, and might even cause cancer.
When you make your own natural sunscreen, you eliminate the chemical sun filters, toxic preservatives, and irritating fragrances that trigger allergies and cause health disorders. With homemade sunscreens, you have peace of mind knowing that every ingredient used in the product is safe for your entire family. DIY sunscreens might offer some benefits, but do they work? Let’s find out.
Are Homemade Sunblocks Effective?
Besides chemical UV filters, there are many mineral and plant-based ingredients that have natural sun protection factors (SPF). Wildly Organic’s natural sunscreen recipe uses zinc oxide, coconut oil, and olive oil, all of which are research-proven to provide sun protection. Zinc oxide is a natural mineral substance that provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Coconut oil can block 20% of the sun’s damaging rays, and olive oil has a natural SPF of 7.5.
Back to your question, do homemade sunscreens work? Yes, DIY sunscreens with natural UV blockers can protect your skin from damage. But do keep in mind, no sunscreen can provide 100% protection. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recommends staying in the shade, wearing sun-protective clothing, and avoiding peak sun hours for optimal UV protection. Therefore, even when wearing natural sunblock, you should take additional precautions for best results.
How to Make Wildly Organic’s Homemade Sunscreen
Wildly Organic’s natural sunscreen recipe will not only protect but also nourish your skin, leaving you with a smooth and radiant complexion. Many homemade sunblock recipes contain essential oils but we don’t include them in our formulation to prevent skin and eye irritation. Our DIY sunscreen recipe is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and ideal for sensitive skin.
This homemade sunscreen recipe makes a sunblock salve with an SPF of 25. These are the ingredients you need for making Wildly Organic’s natural sunscreen:
- ½ cup Wildly Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
- 3 tablespoons non-nano zinc oxide
- 2 tablespoons beeswax pellets
- 1 tablespoon Wildly Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Combine the coconut oil, beeswax, and olive oil in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, place the ingredients in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.
- Stir the ingredients as they melt. Beeswax will be the last ingredient to melt.
- Once all the ingredients have melted, remove them from heat.
- Whisk the mixture every few minutes as it cools.
- Now add the zinc oxide and whisk all the ingredients together. Try not to inhale the dust. Wear a mask if you can.
- Pour the homemade sunscreen mixture into a sterilized storage container.
- Store at room temperature or in the fridge to extend its shelf life.
Make DIY Sunscreen with Wildly Organic Products
Conventional sunscreens may protect you from skin cancer, but can cause breast cancer among many other health disorders. You don’t have to sacrifice health to protect your skin from sun damage. Natural sunscreen recipes can block the sun’s UV rays from penetrating the skin without ravaging your health.
Do you want to make our simple, four-ingredient homemade sunscreen recipe? Let us help. With our raw, minimally processed organic products, you can make an all-natural sun protection potion that is safe for you and your children. Shop our clean and high-quality products now and get free US shipping on orders over $49.
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